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Zagona, Edith

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  • Dr. Zagona’s research interests focus on sustainable water resources planning and management, particularly the design, development and application of innovative modeling and analysis decision support tools. She is the Principal Investigator / Inventor of RiverWare®, used by management agencies, consultants and institutions for managing river and reservoir systems. Specific areas of interest include modeling techniques for basin-wide multi-objective planning including river and reservoir hydrologic processes and hydropower optimization, adaptation of river system operations to climate variability and change, risk and uncertainty in reservoir and hydropower planning and operations, modeling river system management with water accounting and water rights, development of training materials and technology transfer of decision support tools to managers, end users and stakeholders.


  • Water resource systems and modeling, planning and operations of multi-objective river and reservoir systems, hydropower optimization, decision support, adaptation for climate change, Colorado River, Nile


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